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and -- it is all happening at this very moment. first, the jodi arias trial. she's in court for a mini trial of sorts. this is the first part of her sentencing phase in her criminal trial. it will decide whether she gets life in prison or death. in washington, eric holder is being grilled on a couple of scandals that are rocking the obama administration right now. we're going to begin in las vegas where america's most famous defendant officially speaks. o.j. simpson taking the stand. and o.j. appears wearing prison blues with his feet shackled and originally his hands shackled, but his right hand freed. he's testified now for nearly two hours in his effort to win a brand-new robbery and kidnapping trial. remember, he did not take the stand at his double murder trial. he did not take the stand at the original robbery and kidnapping trial that landed him here. but here he is right now and he's decided to speak under oath, officially. so far he has told the court that he was reluctant at first to try to recover personal items that he learned some memorabilia dealers were selling. they were his
convictions thrown out. we'll listen in to his testimony throughout this hour. in phoenix, jodi arias is back in the courtroom where a jury will decide if she deserves the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend. and here in washington, up on capitol hill the attorney general eric holder, he is on the hot seat. he's facing serious questions right now about the handling of the associated press telephone records and allegations the irs targeted conservative organizations. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer reporting in washington. >>> we're seeing a first today and it's happening right now inside a courtroom in las vegas. o.j. simpson, he is under oath on the stand and on camera for the first time in his long history of legal trouble. this is not a trial. it's a hearing, letting simpson argue his request for a new trial. he's four years into a 33-year sentence for armed robbery, assault and kidnapping. let's listen in right now. >> -- how much going to be and then just general other people. >> okay. so at the point where you're concluding your conversation with them and saying, thanks,
the president, by the way, we just got word that the jury in phoenix in the jodi arias trial, they have reached a verdict on phase two, whether or not she should live or die, whether she should be eligible for the death penalty, or not. they have to determine if when she killed her ex-lover, it was done in an unusually cruel way, or not. if they determine it was done in an unusually cruel way, she will be eligible for the death penalty. but then there will be a third phase of this trial, which will determine the sentence, whether she spends the rest of her life in jail or whether she is eligible for the death sentence of the we don't know when they're actually going to announce the verdict. we'll continue to monitor what's happening in phoenix. we'll go there once we know what's going on. but once again, the arias verdict has been reached. we'll let you know when we know what's going on. >>> in the meantime, we're awaiting the president of the united states. he'll be walking into the east room of the white house, and making a major statement on the irs investigation. he'll be telling us what he
or the 2008 case that landed him in prison. >>> jodi arias back in court today to begin the sentencing phase of other trial before jurors can consider imposing the death penalty they must answer a key question. was arias cruel when she killed ex-boyfriend travis alexander. arias is now out of a prison psychiatric ward and sent her first tweet. any donations to my family or me or made only at jodi arias is innocent.com. any other source asking for donations is fraudulent. thank you. >>> angelina jolie is receiving overwhelming support after the revelation that she carries a breast cancer gene and underwent breast removal surgery. her biggest supporter is her partner of eight years, brad pitt. he told "usa today" she could have stayed private about it and i don't think anyone would have been none the wiser with good results but it was important for her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn't have to be a scary thing. in fact, it can be an empowering thing and something that makes you stronger and us stronger. >> wow. >>> ahead on "starting point," a beautiful model's lif
, in phoenix, convicted killer jodi arias is back from the sentencing phase. right now, the jury is weighing what is calls aggravating factors on whether arias should be sentenced to death. if the jury decides this crime was cruel, the defense then begins mitigation in a last-ditch effort to save her life. while in vegas, o.j. simpson is on the stand trying to convince the judge that his lawyer botched the robbery case. o.j. wants a judge to overturn his 9 to 33-year prison sentence claiming his then lawyer poorly advised him. >> was any use of force discussed? >> no, there wasn't. we all said you couldn't do it. and i wouldn't. >> that's what i'm asking you, what was his advice regarding the entire plan? >> that if they didn't give me the stuff, we have to call police. >> okay. >> and that's what i told everybody involved. that if they don't give it to me, i'm going to get the police in it. >> it's been nearly two decades since the nation watched o.j. simpson's white bronco race through the streets of orange county, california, leading police on a chase. then people were glued to the tv in
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